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G7 Summit Will Address Many Global Diplomatic, Development Issues, Including NTDs

Yomiuri Shimbun/Japan News: Group of 7 — Think ahead, act together Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany “The heads of state and government of the seven leading industrial countries will gather in Elmau, Germany, on June 7 and 8 to discuss the most pressing global challenges. … The G7 has repeatedly…

U.N. Special Envoy Examines Association Between TB, Poverty In Europe

BMJ Blogs: Michel Kazatchkine: Tuberculosis and poverty in Europe Michel Kazatchkine, the U.N. secretary general’s special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, discusses TB eradication efforts in Europe and the disease’s link to poverty, writing, “…Different pathways, including poor and crowded conditions of living, contribute to the…

Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry Of Health, World Bank Aim To Improve Country’s Maternal Health

The Guardian: Kyrgyzstan strives to make inroads on poor maternal health record “…Kyrgyzstan has the highest maternal mortality rates among Eastern European and Central Asian countries, and is way off track to meet the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on maternal mortality, which aimed to reduce by…

Ukraine Activists Warn Of Impending HIV Treatment Shortages

Agence France-Presse: Ukraine faces looming HIV treatment shortage “A group of Ukrainians infected with HIV warned on Wednesday that thousands could soon perish because the war-torn country was running out of treatment for the virus responsible for AIDS. … Activists link the problem to a law adopted last year allowing…

CSIS Blog Post Discusses Angela Merkel’s Global Health Role At WHA, G7 Summit

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Angela Merkel, the G7, and an Uncertain Moment for WHO J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, and Seth Gannon, adjunct fellow with the center, discuss German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s keynote address…

GHTC Blog Post Discusses U.S., European Efforts To Address Drug Resistance, Speed Treatment Approvals

Global Health Technology Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: U.S. and European efforts to address growing antimicrobial resistance and legislation to advance medical breakthroughs Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, discusses efforts made by the U.S. and European Parliament to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance, as well as “a bill intended…

BBC Examines Growing HIV/AIDS Epidemic In Russia

BBC News: Fighting HIV where no-one admits it’s a problem “For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and AIDS. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades — and he…